ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England

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ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England
ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England

ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England

ENG vs SA: South Africa might make multiple changes to their team for their critical Test against England for what captain Dean Elgar stated would be a “World Cup final” for his country.

South Africa won the first Test by an innings and 12 runs, but lost the second by an innings and 85 runs, tying the three-match series at 1-1.

“We are going into this Test is pretty much like a World Cup final for us. We’re going to go in with a result in mind. And we got to give our best effort for that,” Elgar told a news conference at The Oval on Wednesday.

When the third and final Test began at The Oval on Thursday, Elgar said the weather would determine whether they played with an all-seam attack or again with three quicks and two spinners, but he also projected two or three changes to the lineup.

ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England
ENG vs SA: South Africa to make changes for decisive 3rd Test against England

Rassie van der Dussen’s finger fracture required the visitors to make at least one substitution as a result of his absence.

It was surprising that South Africa performed poorly in the second Test. After completely dominating the hosts in the first game at Lord’s.

“I think a whole team is over that, we know it wasn’t one of our proudest moments,” Elgar added.

“You can’t be pinning for too long in Test cricket, you have to really crack on and focus on what’s next. We’ve had a few days off where I’m pretty sure the guys have gotten rid of that frustration.”

It appears likely that South Africa will go back to a four-man fast bowling attack. After their risky decision to switch up their strategy in the second Test at Old Trafford disastrously flopped.

“Manchester was one of those tough ones. When we went with what we thought was best for the moment and for the side. Hopefully the right decision will made (this time),” he added.

Elgar predicted that, depending on the weather, the final Test in the series would similarly quickly settled. The first two tests decided in three days.

“There’s definitely going to be a winner in this. There’s no doubt about that because of the styles of cricket that both teams have been playing,” he said.